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Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
memorial service for nelson mandela in south africa. we are starting with the economy. there have been solid job numbers and major revision for the gd approximate, and a strong end to the week on wall street. it has a bunch of experts predictioning that a steadily improving economy is on the horizon for the coming year. what would that mean politically? health care and obstruction are the clubs are choice for the two parties. they are beating each other up over both issues and both could be problems as well. the economy is the wild card right now. right now things are looking up. on friday we got word that they push the average jobs growth to 189,000 a month. not great, but not horrible. it's an improvement over 2012. unemployment is down to 7% down 18/10 of a point from this time last year and the lowest since november of 2008. we saw a big revision that was up 3.6% in the third quarter. that's a half percentage point better than 2012. there is a caveat. a good portion came from businesses building up inventory. they may end up stocking up so much, they don't need to buy as much. ther
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
, is the economy. high unemployment, growing disparity in wealth and income in this country. >> vermont senator bernie sanders, great to have you on this morning. thanks for your time. >> thank you. >> absolutely. >>> after the president's speech on the economy this morning, he's going t stop by this afternoon's white house youth summit. the goal is to engage the so-called young invincibles, ages 18 to 35, that the white house is banking on to make obama care a success. joining me is dr. coreyhebert and elizabeth plank, executive social editor at policy mike. it's great to have you both here. elizabeth, in just a few hours policy mike is launching this week-long competition at today's youth summit. tell us about the competition and how you're hoping to engage the conversation about insurance. >> sure. we're really excited to be launching this competition today at the white house. we're going to be inviting millennials from across the country to give their ideas, their proposals and project ideas about how we can make health care work better for our generation. we think that -- we're really exci
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these p
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
they know that these sanctions have absolutely crippled that economy. and so, what we would risk doing here in implementing a new round of sanctions is not just screwing up the negotiation, but sending a message to the iranian people, who are frankly way more pro-american than people might think -- >> right. >> -- that we aren't really serious about ultimately doing the deal they want. the hard-liners are isolated right now in iran, and we are, frankly, going to empower them if we show up at the table in the middle of these short-term negotiations with a new round of sanctions that even though they may take place in the future. this is about building confidence with the negotiators on the iranian side but also the iranian people. >> there's a political dimension to this. one of the polls we have, which is from reuters ipsos, on support for this deal show 2-1 support for it, which i was heartened to see. that doesn't necessarily reflect what i saw necessarily in the pundit class. but there's another moral dimension to this. i've heard a lot of people, along with some of your colleagues and c
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
the economy. they should have tried to fix the economy. instead they focused time on a broken program by pulling in conservative concepts into a health care plan. >> that's -- >> oh. >> that's the reality. the main fundamental promises. keeping your plan, your doctor, saving $2500 per family per year, not true. you may trust him but you are one of five people in the country that believe him. >> you know me. >> i totally agree. there was over simplification. >> why are you having a hard time admitting it's not true? >> just the individual market there are ebbs and flows. that's natural. not everyone can keep their plan. >> they knew, read the november 2 edition of the wall street journal. they were debating in jewel of 2010 whether to tell the truth. they decided against it. here you are. he could have said it better. could have done this. they knew from the beginning. it was over simplification. absolutely true. >> they crafted the talking points to be that way. don't lie, emily. >> emily? >> i'm not going to agree. >> that's the truth. they knew it was going to happen. they didn't wa
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
is the economy. >> the economy remains the single biggest concern. >> washington consistently failed to act. >> these asperities have become too big to ignore. >> making an action across the board. >> raising minimum wage, assistance to the long-term unemployed. something of a warning call to the american dream. >> it is not simply a moral claim. >> it's rooted in the personal. >> so we can make a difference on this. >> there are 19 shopping days to find health insurance on the government exchange. 29,000 people reportedly completed the application and selected a health plan on the federal exchange on sunday and monday but we don't exactly know how many of them completed the purchase and have paid their first premium. today, president obama told young supporters at the affordable care act youth summit how they can help make health care reform a success. >> the truth is, that for your friends and family, the most important source of information is not going to be me. it's going to be you. they are going to trust you if you're taking them on a website, walking them through it, saying, look, a
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
blanket over our economy. >> premiums are going up, jobs are being lost. >> we're losing jobs because of obama care. we're losing a lot of jobs because of obama care. >> whoops. turns out they're wrong. really, really wrong. today we learned the economy added 203,000 jobs in november. that means 403,000 jobs since the health care exchanges opened in october. the unemployment rate is now down to 7%. that's the lowest in five years. when the bush recession was ravaging the economy, that's why today's news is so important. five years ago, this country was on the brink of financial ruin. between december 2007 and december 2008, economic growth dropped by $143 million. key stocks fell 33%. and the private sector shed 3.7 million jobs. at the end of the bush years, the private sector was losing jobs month after month. lending and leading to fears of depression. but there wasn't a depression. in fact, president obama's stimulus helped jump start a recovery. we've now had 45 straight months of private sector growth. a remarkable turnaround. republicans were wrong about deregulation about pres
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
? >> describe the state of how you see the south african economy and the relationship between the united states and this current south african government. >> it's a dynamic moment in the relationship, chuck. you know that the fastest growing economies on the globe are in africa. south africa is the economy that has been stagnant over the course of the last few years following the recession that all of us are struggling to recover from. i will tell you that over 600 american countries on the ground here in south africa are bullish and optimistic about the future here spent a lot of time talking to both investors and young people who were entering the job market here and they are optimistic about the opportunities, but they know there real challenges particularly around education to make certain there is a sustainable economy and the shared prosperity this this country. >> one of the things i want to do with you, you were talking with andrea off camera and i am glad you brought up the cold war point. history and a reminder of what that -- how frankly we were behind the times as a government when
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
employment rate hit a five-year low of 7%, an encouraging sign for the u.s. economy. the job creation news sent stocks soaring today, a rare sign. the dow added 199. the s&p 500 gained 20. the nasdaq finished ahead 29. for the week, the dow lost 0.4 of a percentage of a point. to break down the jobs report for us is melissa francis in new york. she's the most of "money with melissa francis" on the fox business network. the jobs number better than expected. still not robust, but pretty good? >> absolutely. it was better than expected. most economists were looking for less than 200,000 jobs, 203,000 is what came through. 7% unemployment. that is the 60th straight month we have seen employment over 7%. if you look at the average amount of money earned per hour, the number of hours worked per week, those ticked up slightly. and the participation rate is so important. last month it was at a 35-year low. it has ticked up, but just slightly. 63% of people out there consider themselves part of the workforce, either working or even looking for a job. that means that the rest of the population has g
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would have some momentum, but they don't. because there is not one clear message. and even on philosophy, politic
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
americas. our economy brightening somewhat for wealthiest, many americans falling behind. reality check, federal minimum wage is $7.25, but adjusted for inflation it's lower than it was in 1968 when lbj was president. there's a proposal in congress to raise federal minimum wage to $10.10. house republicans oppose it saying job growth. new jersey became the 20th state to join washington, d.c. raising the minimum wage above standard. contrast that with relatively good news, growth 3.6%. it is slightly misleading. most of the gains are because businesses stockpiling. it's a one-shot deal not because people are spendsing more showing growth and strength in the economy. weekly jobless claims did fall below 300,000, a positive indicator before the jobs report. cold comfort for americans protesting at 100 locations around the nation. >> fast-food workers say they have enough being stuck at the bottom. katy tur in brooklyn. >> reporter: many workers with fast-food jobs aren't teenagers, they are women over the age of 28. they say they can't support themselves or families off minimum wage. they
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would have some momentum, but they don't. because there is no
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
in america. people a little bit down on their luck in transitioning back into the economy, thinking, gosh, i could probably use a food stamp. well, it's the holiday spirit, republicans are getting into the holiday spirit this year, by oh, what the heck, let's attack the poor people and let's throw in the pope this time, too. leave it these guys, to slam the needy people in america. leave it to these guys to slam these folks just a couple weeks before christmas. [ whistling ] last night, bill o'reilly took his belittling of the poor to a whole new level. owe ri'reilly claimed that jesu might not be in favor of food stamps. >> the problem, as i stated, you're helping one group by hurting another group. and a bigger group. and so i don't know if jesus is going to be down with that. >> yeah, you don't know if jesus is going to be down with that. you know exactly what society was like some 2,000 years ago there, billo. oh, riley, he didn't stop there. he went on to say if you were on food stamps, it's your own fault. >> some of the people who don't have enough to eat, it's their fault they don't
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
from taxpayers to get by. we heard the president speak about the economy. i just want to remind everybody what he had to say. take a look. >> we know there are airport workers and fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail sales people who work their tails off, and are still living at or barely above poverty, and that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage that in real terms right now is below where it was when harry truman was in office. >> so, paul, if we look at certain states, california, new jersey, new york, they've raised minimum wage requirements, but on a national level, how effective are demonstrations like what we'll see today to help elevate the conversation to where it needs to be? >> i've been following involved with wage campaigns for more than 20 years. i've never seen this level of national focus and momentum, and in particular, states are already starting to act and they're pushing for much more significant increases in the minimum wage that bring it much closer to the historic level. the president and congress have called for $10 an hour.
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
that this is something that's so harmful to jobs to the economy and to the access of health care and quality of life. >> wish i had more time. we'll stay on it and watch closely. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> my next guest hacks into computer sites for a living. he's a white hat hacker. he says absolutely no security was built into the health care.gov website so your personal information may be at risk. so should you ever sign on? we'll get to it next. later -- >> a dangerous and growing inequality and lack of upward mobility that jeopardized middle class america's basic bargain that if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. >> class warfare is back. president obama attacking the success of hard-working americans. we'll explain what he wants to do now. plus he's out, done, finished. martin bashir offered his resignation after the despicable comments he made about governor sarah palin. we'll tell you what he said and what his reasoning is. plus senator rand paul, bob beckel and andrea tantaros on this busy night of news. hoo-hoo. hoo-hoo.
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
economy works for every working american. that's why i ran for president. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy. this increasing inequality is most pronounced in our country. a child may never be able to escape poverty, because she lacks a decent education or health care. that should offend all of us. what drives me is a grandson, a son, a father, an american, is to make sure that every striving, hard-working, optimistic kid has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. dr. king once said, of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking. not anymore. if you still don't like obama care, you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for. not just what you're against. >>> here at 30 rock, we are counting down to tonight's lighting of the famous rockefeller christmas tree. that war on christmas, a lot of hum bug, of course. but as president obama prepares to join in the national tree-lighting on friday, he's got a few other things to attend to. first, including a long list of policy goals that he wants to achieve for the american
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
industry is a $200 billion industry and one of the most profitable industries in our economy today. mcdonald's, for example, which pays its workers a median wage of less than $9 an hour posted $5.5 billion in profits last year and compensated its ceo almost $14 million. so clearly, the money is there in the corporation and the question is how do we get that to trickle down to workers above poverty wages. >> it makes sense and on the other end, the way the business models is set up, that's not the way the world is working right now and they've talked about this debate. you heard katy say it, and economists that i've seen crunch the numbers have said the cost of a burger and fries would go up 10% to 20%. the franchise association says 25% to 50% and that ultimately, though, their big argument says this will lead to the loss of entry-level jobs. does it have to? >> it doesn't have to, and we know that when you give workers a wage and especially low-wage workers. wage increase and they spend that money and put it right back into the economy. those are the workers that eat at the establishm
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm PST
market is getting better, our economy is improving. we have doubled our production of clean energy, doubled our production of additional energy sources. we are on the brink of being as close to energy independent as any country our size could be in a very long time. we still have the best universities, the best researchers and scientists, the best workers on earth and the most innovative countries on earth and we're still the envy of the world and the one indispensable nation. so i continue to have great confidence in our capacity to solve our problems. there is a specific challenge that we've got, and that is a congress and this city, washington, that is gridlocked and spent too much time worrying about the next election and not enough time worrying about the next generation. and, you know, the solution to that is ultimately what was envisioned by our fathers and what jack kennedy understood as well and that's the american people. you know, we go through these periods where our politics gets all mixed up and sometimes we're nostalgic about the past. >> i am. >> i know you are. but
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
. try campbell's homestyle soup. >>> the latest jobs report shows good signs for the economy. the unemployment rate dropped to 7% in november while 203,000 jobs were created. down from october's unemployment rate of 7.3%. these numbers come as many job seekers are preparing to take the traditional pause in their hubt for work in time for the holidays. but that may be a bad idea. john challenger is the ceo of challenger, gray and christmas. zachary karabell is a cnbc contributor. he's a writer as well. he's written a book as well. john, let me start with you. many folks put off their job search during the holidays thinking that companies don't hire during this time period. why is that not the right thing to do? >> first of all, the data doesn't support it. last november, over 4.66 million people found jobs in november, just slightly down in december. so it is a time when employers especially in this kind of 24/7/365 business environment we're in, they're always hiring. they always have issues. so the last thing you want to do is put your search on hold. the very fact that a lo
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
among 65 countries and districts that make up the lion's share of the global economy. american teens are down four spots in science coming in at 24. and they slipped another -- >> this is unbelievable. >> ten spots -- >> look at that. >> to 21st when it comes to reading. several chinese cities as well as japan and singapore saw their students improve significantly. >> willie geist, your mom has been involved in educational reform. we were talking about mike bloomberg who dedicated four years to it. the gates spent billions and billions of dollars and the only thing -- not the only thing but one of the main things they learned reducing class sides. they spent billions of dollars on that. that doesn't work. man, the past four years when it seems everybody's focus has turned to education reform in a big way, just been disastrous, not disastrous but terrible. our state of the union are getting worse and worse. >> this is a trajectory we've seen for more than a decade. it goes back. maybe you say we'll give the reforms of the last few years to settle in. reaction to this study was amazing
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
's health care law continues to wreak havoc on families, small businesses and economy. it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> our republican colleagues have focused so much attention, in fact, obsessed in killing the affordable care act they failed to focus on real needs of americans. >> smashing the speed limit. investigators say derailed commuter train traveling three times the legal speed heading into that dangerous curve 82 miles an hour. still unknown was the crash that killed four passengers caused by mechanical failure or operator error. >> for the train to be going 82 miles an hour around that curve is just a frightening thought. >> we showed you amazon's delivery of the future but drone delivery raises important questions. we'll have more. >> what could go wrong? >> good day, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in new york. the obama administration trying to get past disas true rollout kicking off a new campaign promoting benefits of the health care law. robert gibbs msnbc contributor and former white house press secretary during the president's firs
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
by president bush and more by president obama and the struggles with the economy and everything else. if you look at the polling, it shows a drop in support for democrats and the republicans have not been able to seize control of this. especially gay marriage and marriage equality. that is supported by the generation and for the republicans to take advantage of the opportunity that has been handed them, they will have to handle that really well. most on college campuses, you see here most of the republicans are much more supportive of the issue. it's not a threshold issue. it's critically important otherwise a wasted opportunity to seize support from folks who are looking for other opportunities to support different leaders. >> one thing that the president's reelection campaign benefitted from was turn out specifically about african-americans. they have the turn out machine for 2014. in terms of what will vote in 2013, whites 36%. hispanics 28%. african-americans 27% is down a lot from november of 2009. what do democrats have to do? can they rely on the get out the vote effort or do they hav
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
at managing the economy, okay at managing crime, not so great managing corruption. as eugene says, what he really stepped forward was his moral vision. he was a brilliant communicator. we expected that of obama. obama, in fact, has not been as president as brilliant a communicator as expected. he hasn't provided the same kind of moral vision in his speeches about health care, the economy -- >> recently. >> lately in touch with that. he's made pragmatic arguments more than this moral framework of an argument. i think maybe there's a lesson there for the white house from mandela. >> also need to think about what mandela was able to accomplish in the arc of history. it was years, very methodical -- even when they were in prison, they were planning for when they got out and what the government needed to look like. that was years and years and years. years and years of a lot of pressure coming from the outside. i actually think if we were going to have any kind of parallel to the united states, we should be asking ourselves what more could we do from the outside to create conditions. part of th
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 8:00am EST
. they are the strongest economy in the eu. down in asia-pacific were two percent, mostly because of japan. they sell their largest decline since february. long return analysts are destructive on mcdonald's. they see international development and product opportunity -- get what you want whenever you want it. as we're seeing with same-store sales, particularly in the u.s. and asia, it is a long battle for the company. they do not have explosive growth that we expect from names like chipotle. >> we have some breaking news about another for -- food merger. sysco will buy u.s. foods. they will be buying u.s. foods for $3.5 billion. getting back to what alix steel was saying about mcdonald's, we have this point that they are on every corner in the united states. people are looking at alternatives to get their food. we talked to the ceo of mcdonald's and this is what he said about the saturation question. >> i would tell you that we're nowhere near saturation. i wish we were on every corner. we are not on every corner yet. we have a lot of opportunity. clearly, in emerging markets. we have opportunity in t
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
and our economy. it's not just a broken website. this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> and back to the "washington post" report, it did reveal another headache, errors have affected roughly one third of the people who signed up for health plans since october 1st. those errors include failure to notify insurers about new customers, dup my cat enrollments on misinformation. jay carney addressed that report a few minutes ago. >> our general contractor has stood up a team of experts working already closely with issuers to make sure that every a 34 form past and present is accurate. we believe that and our confident that they will be able to ensure that accuracy in time for the january 1st beginning of coverage. >> peter alexander joins me. peter, it is a new day, new tone and we will hear from the president shortly. in a sense, maybe not the icing on the cake but certainly a show of confidence in the last 24 hours. >> reporter: it is a show of some public confidence right now. it's certainly a new tone, not clear if it's a new day for the guys that just yet particularly here at the
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
to action. we are a better country than this. the basic bargain at the heart of our economy has frayed. >> we are a better country than this. the president knows. because he's lived the american dream himself. >> i take this personally. i'm only here because this country educated my grandfather on the g.i. bill. my father left and my mom hit hard times trying to raise my sister and me while she was going to school, this country helped make sure we didn't go hungry. when michelle, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary, wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so it drives me as a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the same, the same incredible chance that this country gave him. it's a vision of fairness, jeopardized by a growing gap between rich and poor. look at this chart. this blue line shows the average income of the bottom 90% since 1960. in that time, the
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
's the nature of democracy. it's a work in progress. and south africa, we see it as the largest economy, second largest economy on the continent. but it's a young democracy. it's taking those baby steps. it'll only be 20 years in 2014 that it has been a democracy. now, that doesn't mean that you forgive some of the missteps, but you go in there and work on them and find people who can hold people accountable. and i think that's where it's important for that country as well as in the countries relating to mandela to relate to his country and to help them realize the life of mandela. now it's up to those who are celebrating him today to tomorrow realize that dream, help realize that dream. >> great leadership is all about casting the vision. calling people to rise up to be better than they know how to be. certainly as you point out, that road map, the blueprint, it's there. charlayne hunter-gault, reverend al sharpton, great to see you. among those reacting to mandela's death is muhammad ali. he said he was a spirit born free destined to soar above the rainbows. today his spirit is soaring throug
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
for the economy and washington in general. take a listen to what two lawmakers had to say earlier today. >> keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and actually avoid a government shutdown. so i'm hopeful that even by the end of this week we'll be able to come together and achieve that. >> i certainly hope as part of it that the negotiators will take to heart what the president had to say. there are working families across america that are struggling. there are unemployed families who need a helping hand. we've got to protect and preserve the safety net in america and give these working families a fighting chance. >> so alex, of course there you have republican rob portman, democrat dick durbin. and you heard senator durbin talking about unemployment insurance. that is still the main sticking point. democrats, the president want unemployment insurance extended for 1.3 million americans. that's expected to expire at the end of the year. they say if that's not continued, it would be bad for those workers and also bad for the economy. republicans
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
citizens. let's not do that. >> this killing health benefits is shattering the economy all across the country, in all 50 states. >> of course there are death panels in there. the important thing to remember is that's just one aspect of this atrocious, unaffordable, cumbersome, burdensome, evil policy of obama's. and that is obama care. >> obama care is really, i think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. and it is in a way, it is slavery in a way. >> howard, is this the evil empire speech reapplied to obama care? i mean, i've never heard the word evil used to many times. i love the way sarah palin is unbelievely delicious at this. she talks about and those death panels are in there. i love the way she says the death panels are in there somewhere. like they're creeping around inside. >> i mean, sam very rightly and logically said these people should stop because the president said, repeated today, and reminded them that he's going to be in office. he can veto anything. so they ought to calm down. but the fact is when you watch a few of those clips and wh
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
pocketbook issues, this is right on point. that's why given where we are at with a still struggling economy for many people, health care does fit into these pocketbook issues. when republicans talk about you've got your free choice of doctors, for most people there isn't an actual free choice, because the cost of going to any doctor, any hospital you want is prohibitive. those are those out of network costs that make it very, very difficult for anyone to support this free choice that supposedly is part of this system. so people understand that very well. what they don't understand is what the president is proposing and how these costs will come down if they take part in these exchanges or the coverage they get will be better through their employer. >> has the democratic side been outmaneuvered on this, outmarketed on this so far, rick? >> well, they labor under the disadvantage of having to actually get something done. they can't do their marketing strictly with words, they have got to do it with deeds too, as this rollout continues. and that's why it's been such a rocky road for them. that
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
. every american worker wants a raise. but we're at a point in our economy with income inequality in america. there's a lot of folks out there that flat out need a raise to lift them out of the poverty zone. you know, people in this country right now are not in the library. they're out in the street. and the national fast food strike that unfolded this week in 130 cities across the country, i think, is a message to our congress, you better wake up. the people are way ahead of you on this. fast food workers, what they did, is that they staged -- they staged a massive protest on thursday, calling for a liveable wage. thousands of protests, and roughly 130 cities around the country went on strike to protest the minimum wage, which stands at $7.25 an hour in this country. you know, folks, this is the largest wave of protests in the history of the fast food industry. workers, basically, are fed up. their demands are very simple. he they want to live a decent life while working hard a full-time job. but many are part time that don't qualify for benefits. many of them are just asking for
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
on that. >> hi there, kate. let's talk about the jobs report in a moment. your economy is three things, jobs, investments and housing. we think of it as the three corners of the triangle. you need all of those for your personal finances and to grow your wealth. small businesses, they seem to be hiring more than the big businesses are by the way. auto sales have been up. you have the signals that are showing the economy doing a little bit better. >> when you're talking about the economy doing better, let's talk about housing. you say there's good news there. >> that's one very important part of your finance triangle. 3% home growth is what zillow was forecasting. mortgage rates moving up, 4.46%. that's not necessarily bad. why? it says the banks might start writing more loans next year. >> historically they're still very low. >> very low, absolutely. anything under 5% is still very low. >> good news. why is the stock market still stalling? >> that's interesting. five down days for stocks over the past week. your 401(k) is up double digits this year, no question. you've seen really good
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
a pr disaster and though the economy approved, much of main street is not feeling it. the white house will be able to turn public opinion around. >> it has been a tough patch and it's not just health care. the shut down affected everybody, but i think let's fast forward to the state of the union and months afterwards. a lot of people are signing up and economy continuing to strengthen. no wash shutdowns. people trust the president. i am confident the trust numbers will come up and his approval will come up. >> even plus benchmark for health care's success, we are not exactly ambitious. >> is may take until 2017 when the president leaves office. you will see almost every state running their own exchanges and expanding medicate. it will work well then. >> okay. the months ahead, democrats will point to examples of americans having success with the website. republicans will point to continued problems which they will make as personal as possible. something we saw on sunday. >> i have to grab the other day. his wife is expecting a baby at the end of december. they have a cancellation noti
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
your moving expenses to work at mcdonald's because that's what that local economy warrants. that's where you got to go. >> it's interesting, you go to places and that's really a beautiful thing. you talk about north dakota, what they're doing is incredible when you think of it. i love to see what's happening out there. they're doing an amazing job. we should be doing it in new york and other places because we're not. that, i can tell you. >> this administration has been pushing fairness and we got to get the living wage up higher. ultimately focusing on the minimum wage, we should be focusing on getting people good-paying jobs. >> we should be focused on getting our economy we should be focused on being competitive again as a nation and if you get minimum wage, that will be higher. that's really what will get it up. >> is it back? we heard some encouraging numbers on friday. we're growing at over 3% and now unemployment is at a low of 7%. do you feel it's back? >> no, it's not back. those numbers are totally false. there was a big column in a newspaper that those numbers are fud
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
necessary to help our economy grow. that would make the right choices when it comes to how we fund the variety of things the boat -- government does. i do not have a rubber support on that except that we certainly agree with those republican leaders who have said since the debacle that they impose on the american economy ended, that they will not do that again. >> he came up and said that the shutdown was overcoming was while it happened again, and he said no. what is the white house doing to prevent that? >> again, i would refer you back to that experience./ we asked for nothing in return for keeping the government open. when itmade clear that comes to budget deal, to make a reasonable compromise to make sure that the economy grows faster, create more jobs for the middle class and it is more secure. that we make the kind of investments that help our, grown not just now but in the future. the only side in this ideological debate, or this debate that has been put forward as a copper has a plan that -- a copper has a plan that has included the development over the past couple of year
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
a sixth of our entire national economy. >> awe con -- au contraire. you quote valerie jarrett. >> you have a president, and all presidents have a sense of their vulnerabilities but they need to surround thhmselves with people who recognize their shortcomings. the president in a sense is very detached. he's not great at the hands-on at management. he's essentially admitted that. but people like valerie jarrett around him don't challenge that. they reenforce this notion that he's so brilliant that he's bored with these meetingsant doesn't need to participate. >> she says the problem is president obama knows how smart he is and he's been bored to death his whole life. he's too talented to do what ordinary people do. he would never be satisfied with what ordinary people do. >> because he is up there and we are down here. >> that sound like me. >> it does. >> exactly like me. >> you're not president. it's coming. >> here's the big picture, the one thing i look at right now is the president of the united states either has to back up this plan, get behind the plan, or actually distance himself ab
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
issue from the bucket, economy, jobs, health care, immigration you name it they will stand in the way of quote giving him a win. they don't want him to succeed. as we know, there have been two books wren that republicans collude before he was inaugurated to insure he would not be successful. so a president's job is to be hopeful and optimistic. that's what the president is being here, but that's not to say that he shouldn't try. because the president, while hopeful and optimistic. he's dealing with all these obstruction and impediments, he has to try, otherwise why be in the job? >> what's the point of the job. isaac, when you watched the interview, it was sort of interesting to watch a president expound at length about what it's like to be president while he's president. it is sort of an interesting experience we don't get to see. what were you seeing? what were you taking away from what you heard the president talking about this week? >> this was the first interview obama has done in a few weeks where he seemed back on hills game, he seemed confident, feisty. happy, the last few tim
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am PST
horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. so you can see like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, h, wi tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. >>> welcome back. president obama gave chris matthews an extended interview on msnbc on thursday. the appearance raised a few eyebrow s and riled up some mea types. >> the american people are good and they are decent. and yes we get very divided partly because our politics and our media specifically tries to divide them. and splint ter them. >> ah, yes, president obama as media critic. i personally love when any president jabs the press because it gets us talking about fairness, both the medias and the administrations. eric dagen is the critic for the npr. jane, you used
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
to the economy. sounds like good news, but some economists say the numbers mask a pervasive problem just beneath the surface. record high unemployment among young americans. put these numbers into context, economist in the university of maryland business professor is here with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> so these numbers are being trumpeted all around by the president's supporters on various broadcasts we did yesterday as great news, but you say they're not what they appear to be. why? >> well, simply, the quality of jobs are not very good and most young people really are having a terrible time getting started in careers. you know, college graduates are still working at starbucks and the like, and we have a lot of college graduates who are really graduate students, not learning very much, because they can't find a job. piling up a lot of debt and so forth. >> so at what point is this assumption that every person needs to go a four-year college and then get a graduate degree going to fold under the weight of the counterevidence maybe it's smarter to join the work force earlier? >> i thi
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
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MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
later, it was a nod to the economy. the president promoting small business saturday by gift shopping at a local washington bookstore with the first daughters. and maybe it's the holiday season, but in an interview with abc's barbara walters on friday night, the president was downright optimistic, despite the fact -- despite facing the grinch-like poll numbers of his presidency. saying, quote, the good thing when you're down is usually you've got nowhere to go but up. let's get right to our panel here in new york, msnbc political analyst, jonathan alder, and in washington, msnbc analyst and former rnc chairman, michael steele. and who is never grinchly, michael steele. >> no, never. >> in the spirit of the holiday season, i would like you to tell us, as we're 11 or 12 days before the next recess, what have the republican members of congress, other than throwing a lot of shade at healthcare.gov, what have they fliaccomplished 2013? >> not a lot. that's obvious. this congress has done very, very little. there are eight working days left in its year. and, you know, at the end of the day,
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